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31 May 2018 22:48:00
Wonder if Jose might be on his way back to Madrid with Zidane gone. If so who would come in here and I guess it would really play havoc with our transfer plans.


1.) 01 Jun 2018 00:15:08

2.) 01 Jun 2018 00:48:46
Thr papers (who have absolutely no facts) are saying wenger as favourite for RM

Tgey have also linked every manager in the top 10 of football so.

Tge Wenger thing i don't understand at all tho.

3.) 01 Jun 2018 11:08:52
If . Big if. if jose was too leave . I'd go for Simone and let him bring greisman with him.

4.) 01 Jun 2018 11:51:33
No interest in Simeone from my side.
Would be even more “results over style” then Mourinho.
Would put us in a difficult spot with the season being over and transfer plans in full swing from all clubs.
Only positive would be it being a World Cup year, which is a big stumbling block in transfer dealings for the involved players anyway.

5.) 01 Jun 2018 23:31:04
Fat Sam is available 🤢 don’t think you would notice any difference if they swapped Jose for pulis.



03 Jul 2017 11:35:00
On talk sport, Jim White is saying Rooney is off to Everton. I think he would do well there especially as he will be really motivated for his boyhood club. I can see Everton being a real force this season. Would you guys be happy if we got Ross Barclay as part of the deal.


1.) 03 Jul 2017 11:54:46
Everton a real force hahaha.

2.) 03 Jul 2017 11:57:10
Not in anyway. Ross Barkley is bang average, always has been. Why would we want him? Where would he play?

3.) 03 Jul 2017 12:07:36
I don't want anything coming back the other way in this one. Barkley is only rated as he is English - his talent will be wasted. He should be up there with Alli in performance levels.

4.) 03 Jul 2017 12:20:51
Don't know how true but I was told Rooney was lined up for a coaching role at Everton next summer.

5.) 03 Jul 2017 12:32:07
I'd let rooney leave for free, we had the best Rooney years a while back so let him go and end his PL career with Everton. Oh and no I wouldn't want Barkley either.

6.) 03 Jul 2017 12:48:44
I thought Everton were making decent steps last season. Signings so far been ok. I wouldn't write them off.

7.) 03 Jul 2017 12:52:56
If Lukaku was part of the deal then how would you feel?

8.) 03 Jul 2017 13:37:10
Probably the new driver Jred.

9.) 03 Jul 2017 13:47:30
Everton have a good manager and made some astute signings. They will push for a top 4 spot this season i suspect but i'd imagine they will come up short.
As for rooney going back there. It would be nice for him to play out his career for the team and club he loves. He has had a great career at united ultimately 3 years too long probably but he will leave with the thanks of all supporters ringing in his ears i'd say. i'm sure when he conned back to OT he will get a great reception from the fans who will look back and ignore the last few years and remember the good times.

10.) 03 Jul 2017 13:50:39
conned? Who has he conned ken? ;)

11.) 03 Jul 2017 14:46:23
Would thank Rooney for his service and let him go for free to everton. Big wages off the books, but wouldn't want Barkley everton fans don't want him .

12.) 03 Jul 2017 14:58:15
I'd definitely let him go for free, it's the sensible business decision. Nobody is going to pay for him and I don't even know what value he has as a footballer, it's commercially where a buying lcub would see the benefits. Big wage bill off the books too.

He should and will go down as a legend.

The only reason I can't see him going to Everton (other than wages) is because I really don't see how he will get in their team.

13.) 03 Jul 2017 15:27:52
I would straight swap rooney and or fellaini for barkley. Putting aside how good you think barkley is it would make finacial sense. In this market you could sell barkley on for at least 30m next year.

I agree with most that barkley has been overrated in the past but he isn't average. He contributed to 13 league goals last season that's more than most of our squad members managed.

14.) 03 Jul 2017 17:06:08
Hi all,
Thanks to the Eds as always.
Got a good old fashioned friend of a friend rumour for you.
My brother in law, his girlfriend's dad is an Everton fan and he has said today the Lu Lu Lukaku is heading to United. Can't say I believe it but as I've said before I'd be happy if that came off.

15.) 03 Jul 2017 19:07:56
I can see lukaku coming tbh. I personally think he would be a brilliant signing for us. Good old fashioned striker who has consistently scored goals in teams that aren't challenging for the league. i'm not saying everton are bad side but if he can get the goals there surely with a bit of a step up he's going to score more.

16.) 04 Jul 2017 11:39:22
I like Barkley, not sure he is good enough for CL level. Had the potential, but not kicked on, so I'd give him a swerve.

In terms of Rooney - my prediction is he will start off well for 3-4 games, then by Xmas he will phased out of the team when they realise he is not mobile/ capable enough for the way they play. If we can get away with not paying any of his wages then it's a phenomenal way to get out of jail. I'd let him go for free of course, in fact I'd let him go if they offered to send us Gibson, Phil Neville and Tim Howard as part of the deal, lol.




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07 Nov 2018 21:54:30
At 74 mins I was upset at how open we were and how we didn't have a go. And then bloody hell as Fergie might have said. We attacked and got a result.


1.) 07 Nov 2018 21:58:03
Moyes signings changing the game. Give him the DoF role?

2.) 07 Nov 2018 22:02:30
Yeah we did! We were on the ropes, we rode our luck, but we beat Juve away. The team the conceded none concedes twice in 4mins. Not getting carried away but we needed such a boost. We didn't play bad, just gulf in quality of the players in either side showed in terms of the Juventus gmaeplay. Looking forward to the derby now! Let's keep it going!



26 Sep 2018 09:57:04
It has been apparent for several years that we lack true leaders like Keane and Neville. I like Mata Herrera and Fellini because generally they have passion for the badge but they are not true leaders. Pogba is not a natural leader. He is guilty of being too self focused but in the right team is fantastic. Jones and Smalling try hard but at the top level are not good enough. Matic is a good screen in front but he does not have the legs to consistently get up and down the pitch to help the midfield set up attacks. We need a midfield general who will dictate play and challenge and inspire the others. Pogba is just not that type of player. Blaming him for all our ills is unfair. Imagine him in City or Chelsea or Liverpool teams. He would be far more effective. We do not know what players Jose really wanted and could not get. As a commentator said last night he must have looked misty eyed at Frank Lampard who is exactly the type of player we lack. What is more serious is that with the first team struggling so badly he cannot take chances and blood our youngsters so their development will stall too. Long term the consequences of what is happening are troubling. Short term even Rashford is not progressing and he is undoubtedly talented and performs for England. The team showed desire last night when down to 10 men but the truth is that as a rule they just seem to lack a killer instinct. You can see how that frustrates Jose in his interviews. I really do not know how he can change this mess. If we go Gung ho with the defence and midfield not playing properly we will be picked off. If he tries to shore up defence it blunts the attack. I really do think we have a talented squad and need maybe two players to make the break though but don't know who is available.




19 Jul 2018 08:36:15
Unfortunately I do not think we will be able to get even second position in the league this year. City and Liverpool already had settled teams and only needed say two or three more players. Liverpool already had the German player signed up last year. City arguably only needed one player and signed up Mahrez who will be adjusted to the Premier immediately so they will hit the ground running. For the other teams playing catch up like Utd Spurs Chelsea it is so much harder to do business in a world cup year. It normally is vital for new players to bond with new teammates and to understand their roles in a new team during pre season. No other league is as competitive as ours so it does not matter as much in the French or German or Spanish or Italian leagues. I do have a lot of sympathy for Jose regarding the transfer market. He cannot control his own destiny. Also for players like Pogba who won the World Cup I fear we may expect too much of him. He just won the greatest prize in football. There has to be an anti climax for him at some stage. I hope people cut him some slack when the inevitable dip in form occurs. He is only human. We woukd all feel it.


1.) 19 Jul 2018 09:38:15
We got 2nd position in the league fairly comfortably with the squad we had last season and have added to that and will be adding more to that so no reason why we can't get that again even if other teams have improved. Surely your point about players bonding works for all teams, any new signings who played in the world cup will be behind anyway.

Seems strange and overly pessimistic to write us off 3 weeks before the end of a transfer window where we haven't really done a great deal of business yet so have plenty to go at.

2.) 19 Jul 2018 10:01:33
I hope your right GDS2.listening to Jose yesterday didn't fill me with a lot of confidence on the transfer front. Same old Jose whining already and the season hasn't even started.
I wish he would be a bit more up beat about things. he's managing the biggest club in the world.

3.) 19 Jul 2018 10:01:33
I hope your right GDS2.listening to Jose yesterday didn't fill me with a lot of confidence on the transfer front. Same old Jose whining already and the season hasn't even started.
I wish he would be a bit more up beat about things. he's managing the biggest club in the world.

4.) 19 Jul 2018 10:51:26
I haven't watched the press conference deliberately because I know most things managers say at this time of year about transfers are nonsense. Imagine he said 'yes, we have 3 deals lined up and they are all expected to be completed', what do you think this page and the back of the papers would be like today?

Read nothing from press conferences, they say what they want people to hear which is usually far from the truth.

5.) 19 Jul 2018 11:52:30
How about looking at it more positively hendonred. Jose has flown out on tour with 7-8 youngsters along with Martial, Periera and Shaw. All these players will be putting in the hard work to show Jose they can push themselves into his plans. Imagine him sitting in the press conference saying ‘we’re after 3-4 new players for x y z positions’. 4 days into the tour the players will be wondering why they bother if he’s just going to go and spend on new signings.

{Ed004's Note - I'm looking forward to the game tomorrow night. It'll be interesting to see what shape Shaw is in and Martials attitude/position he is played in. I've found the links to strikers odd this window but it could make sense if we intend to play 2 up top (Martial and Lukaku) as it only leaves Rashford as cover. If Shaw and Martial are in Jose's plans and both step up we are only really a world class cb short of having a very good team. I'm hoping Sanchez is tried on the right hand side and given a free role to roam like Mata does.}

6.) 19 Jul 2018 13:20:02
Ed004, much respect, but I disagree on your idea about the right wing. Whether it is Mata, Lingard, or Sanchez, they roam around, which ca be good, but that allows the opposing back four to stay tucked in and we have no threat in behind, nor do we stretch their back line out. I think that was MancMan's point above, as well as Shappy explaining why we don't have width. If we did keep wingers high and wide, and sent the backs forward to overlap and underlap, we actually might be fun to watch more often.

{Ed004's Note - Its good to have differing opinions. I think if Lukaku and Sanchez are tasked with pulling out to the right when the central areas get too crowded we could get away with it. We would need our full backs to offer a lot more width and certainly better crosses for it to work though}



15 Jul 2018 17:19:33
Well done Pogba.




15 Jul 2018 16:31:24
That's probably another £20m on Perisic transfer fee.


1.) 15 Jul 2018 17:33:35
I still say he would've been a good signing last summer.

2.) 15 Jul 2018 17:40:02
Agree mort. Very good player and would have been a useful addition. Don’t need him now though and need to focus on rw.




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14 Oct 2018 23:43:47
Red Man in principle I agree with you. Selling out to the less than liberal rulers of a kingdom which funds how shall I put this. that allegedly funds soldiers of dubious ethics and morality. as well being rulers of a ki gdom that treats women as second class citizens. This is not what Man Utd should ever be associated with. But as pointed out Big Bucks rules in football now. Seems to me nobody cares much about the owners of our noisy neighbours and Barca. The Qatari regime is not exactly a paragon of virtue. So being pragmatic if our club prostitutes itself by being sold to the highest bidder if us the fans do not protest en masse we have no right to complain. Imagine banners all round OT with Saudis Out. It won't happen.




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03 Oct 2018 22:58:45
Do not rate Rabiot. He never dominates a match which is what we need.




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29 Sep 2018 21:16:27
It's about time the players who are selected took some of the heat too. They are paid megabucks to perform. Ultimately they should be playing for the fans for the shirt and for their own personal pride.




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27 Aug 2018 23:21:14
Bit of a wine drinker too.




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27 Aug 2018 02:58:42
Not exactly a rumour but has has anyone seen Salomon Kalu of Bordeaux. He seems a real prospect. Any rumours about him?





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03 Oct 2018 23:14:43
Bearing in mind that the reality is that it is totally unrealistic to expect six or seven of the current first team squad to be culled in the next few weeks or months because a) the transfer window is shut b) getting takers for all won't be so easy and c) getting in too top replacements will be even harder may I suggest something radical. Why don't the team and manager sit down together, air their differences in private and resolve to start with a clean slate. The other thing I would suggest whilst knowing there is no chance of it ever happening is that the players and manager should be forced to meet some of us the fans face to face in a small room so that they can really understand how much it hurts us to watch this shambles and the infighting.




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02 Oct 2018 22:46:49
Ed 02 your thoughts are much appreciated. Are there similar models at eg City and Bayern? Also if all or most of your suggestions are actually adopted and eg Pogba and Sanchez go then surely other top players will look at the rest of the team and see it is very light quality wise and prefer to go to our rivals. If that is so it is going to mean we may have to accept several years of mediocrity and rebuild.


{Ed002's Note - Manchester City has owners who impress the importance of morals and community on the staff. When the club became embroiled in an issue surrounding youngsters they were most unhappy. Many European sides do not have the same issues with players but they generally have expectations that players do not draw embarrassment to the club. Italy seems more like England - they have a number of DFs as players as well.}



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29 Sep 2018 21:21:55
Regardless whoever if anyone replaces Jose the basics have to be observed. First is that everyone pulls together. We are called Machesney UNITED for a reason. Secondly the players have to give their all. Lastly a title winning team is built on a solid defence which we lack and if we continue to ship goals it won't matter who is in charge we will not win anything. Even Klopp belatedly realised this and spent big on a keeper and centre half.




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28 Sep 2018 00:30:08
If Pogba goes it will be to a top team who will probably use him in his preferred position and he will probably shine. Then many will be on here asking why we let him go again. He is in many ways a conundrum. A luxury player which most teams actually need. It's a real shame we will probably never get to see him perform at his best in our colours. That said there are so many talented players around the world would it not be nice for a change to see our scouts pick up a gem for reasonable money. Even better would be for some of our youngsters in the under w3s to finally have a real chance to make the first team. In 10 years time Utd will still be around and Pogba will be retired and no longer in our thoughts. It's Manchester United Football Club that matters. It is not with due respect to him Paul Pogba FC. What would be a real pleasant surprise is for Pogba and the other under performing players to shut up and play their socks off. Then if at the end of the season if they still wanted a move they would go with our good wishes as Christiano did. I won't hold my breath though.




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16 Sep 2018 23:14:43
He is not as bad as many pple make out. Far from it He is no Messi but some of his touches and composure are of very high standard. He gets a virtually automatic place in the Belgian national team and they are a very good team. Maybe pple should cut him some slack. He always seems to try his hardest and does a job for the team. Team players like him and Nicky Butf are veery under appreciated yelt every title winning team has them.